Ron (2188) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask tap at the Old Toad. Poured black with small light-tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and a small bit of coffee. Flavor is thick with roast chocolate, grain, coffee, and a bit of hops in the end. Smooth and creamy easy drinking stout with lots of stout flavor.
collinthib (8) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very smooth, chocolatey, delicious stout. The taste really stays with you. That chocolate malt lingers on the palate well. Not an undesirable lingering taste. Exceptional. The only way you could make this better is to make it a Velvet Merkin.
dogfishho (562) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thinnish dark brown, with light easily passing through it. Nice large tan head. The aroma is typical of an oatmeal stout, with roastiness leading the charge and some round toasted bread coming in at the end. On the palate, the beer is richer than it seems like it should be, with the typical oatmeal oiliness making for a nice full feel. Notes of chocolate and roasted malts dominate, with a touch of fresh cut wood. Very drinkable.
coreyc1221 (239) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark malt and caramel aroma. Black/Brown in color with a thin off tan head. Malty chocolate coffee start with a nutty finish. Really balanced.
bmerz (588) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 3 weeks old. Pours with a nice soft lasting head. Aroma is really nice warm chocolate and roasty sweet malt. Flavor is very similar, extremely well balanced with a very even finish. Feel is very soft, fresh, lively, chewy, light smokey astringency. It touches on everything in just the right ratio. Love!
Itzjerm (905) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice chocolate malt aroma. Very nice toasty flavor good mouthfeel tiny bit thin for an oatmeal stout. Very nice for abv.
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kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice comfortable stout. Strong coffee and roasted malt aroma. Nice black and creamy appearance with a creamy head. Lighter palate than most stouts. Lower carbonation that leans this toward milk stout. Coffee and chocolate flavors combined with roasted malts. Some hops for balance only. Good and pleasant.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is spicy with oatmeal and faint chocolate. Taste of mild chocolate, coffee, oatmeal and light spices.
IndianaRed (2041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle black with dark brown edges, fleeting momentary head with carmely roasted aroma. As it warms up a bit, nice smooth roasty flavors come out and a silky soft palate. Nicely balanced. Very tast.
mverity (115) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of a BA trade. Pours inky black with tan colored head that went away almost immediately. Good legs, okay lacing. Aroma is faint. Iím only getting deep malt with a touch of brown sugar. Taste is much different, still the heavy malt character, interesting oat flavor, faint hop earthiness, brown sugar/caramel. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin. Not nearly as syrupy as I was hoping for from a oatmeal centered stout. Iím surprised this beer becomes so damn tasty in the barrels. Merkin is considerably better. Maybe I shouldnít have aged this one. Who knows?